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Last Updated: Sunday, 26 June, 2005, 13:03 GMT 14:03 UK
Henman hopeful of future success
Fans have not seen the last of "Tiger" Tim Henman at Wimbledon he says
Tim Henman insists he can bounce back from his disappointing second-round exit at Wimbledon.

He told BBC Radio Five Live: "There are plenty of other things I could go away and do, but I am passionate about the game. I enjoy the challenge.

"Don't get me wrong, it is a tough pill to swallow right now, losing at this stage in my home tournament."

The British number one added: "Winning Wimbledon is not an impossible dream by any stretch of the imagination."

Henman was sixth seed this year because of his impressive record at the All England Club, which includes four semi-final appearances.

But the 30-year-old's hopes of another good run in SW19 were dashed on Thursday when he lost in five sets to unseeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov.

You have to find a way to play better
Tim Henman

However, Henman says he will return to the game with renewed vigour after his unscheduled break.

"You have to take it on the chin and when things have settled, I will get back on the court, get back into the gym and work hard.

"I have not played quite as well as I would have liked this year, but I am pretty confident there will be some good times ahead.

"I still look at my record at Wimbledon and look at the way that I have played - I have played some of my best tennis.

"It did not work out that way this year, but it is always going to be a special place for me to play."


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